Don't-Miss Privacy Stories

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Personal weather stations can expose your Wi-Fi network

Netatmo weather stations upload Wi-Fi passwords and SSIDs to the company's servers over insecure connections

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EU air passenger surveillance system could be ready for take-off by year end

Only the Greens in the European Parliament still oppose the plan

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US lawmakers introduce two bills to protect email privacy

Both bills would require law enforcement agencies to get court-ordered warrants for older stored communications.

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Facebook introduces Legacy Contacts to manage your account when you die

A “legacy contact” gives users a little more control over their social networking afterlives, while keeping full account access on lockdown.

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Smart TV eavesdropping furor prompts Senator to quiz Samsung, LG on privacy

The Smart TVs are under a cloud for allegedly collecting voice data.

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Senators to push privacy, security legislation for IoT, connected cars

One of them is Sen. Edward Markey, who plans to introduce legislation to require security measures in connected cars.

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Jeb Bush's email dump puts constituents' personal data online

The emails posted on a Bush website included personal data such as Social Security numbers.


Samsung: Our smart TVs aren't eavesdropping on your conversations

Users have to deliberately press buttons to activate the voice commands features, Samsung says.

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5 technologies that betrayed Silk Road's anonymity

Even technologies designed to preserve privacy can reveal identities when not used thoughtfully, as Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht learned last week.

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Shhh! Your smart TV is eavesdropping on you

Samsung’s Smart TV privacy policy is raising new concerns about eavesdropping, though it’s not the first example of unnerving behavior from our televisions.


Senators call for investigation of Verizon's nearly unstoppable supercookies

Senators say they may push for legislaton to address the hard-to-defeat tracking cookies

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Sharing mass surveillance data was illegal but is now OK, UK tribunal rules

British intelligence agency GCHQ is pleased that the UK's bulk interception regime is now lawful

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Google shouldn't apply 'right to be forgotten' on .com domains, advisory council says

Conflicting explanations of a court ruling may lead to further legal struggles

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Attackers exploit zero-day flaw in popular WordPress plug-in

Users should install newly released security patches or remove the affected plug-in

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US takes another shot at stopping warrantless reading of emails

The bill was introduced Wednesday in the Senate and House of Representatives